Wildlife

This black bear was caught on video playing with the water feature in South Okanagan West Kootenay MP Richard Cannings’ backyard on Sunday. (Twitter)

VIDEO: Black bear plays in B.C. MP’s bird bath

Richard Cannings shared a video of the bear playing with a water fountain

This black bear was caught on video playing with the water feature in South Okanagan West Kootenay MP Richard Cannings’ backyard on Sunday. (Twitter)
A wolf cub called Tempest has been found and is back with its pack. (GVZoo)
A wolf cub called Tempest has been found and is back with its pack. (GVZoo)
The Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo has been working with other conservation groups, governments and zoos to breed, translocate and release endangered northern leopard frog tadpoles into British Columbia’s wetlands. The endangered northern leopard frog is shown in this undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo.

Team releases endangered northern leopard frog tadpoles into B.C. wetlands

Frog plays an important role in its ecosystem, where it transfers nutrients between water and land

The Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo has been working with other conservation groups, governments and zoos to breed, translocate and release endangered northern leopard frog tadpoles into British Columbia’s wetlands. The endangered northern leopard frog is shown in this undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo.
Greater Vancouver Zoo online image of grey wolf. The zoo website reports they have nine adults and six cubs. (Greater Vancouver Zoo)

One wolf found dead, one missing after break in at zoo in Langley

Young wolf Tempest still missing, Chia found dead by road

Greater Vancouver Zoo online image of grey wolf. The zoo website reports they have nine adults and six cubs. (Greater Vancouver Zoo)
Greater Vancouver Zoo online image of grey wolf. The zoo website reports they have nine adults and six cubs. (Greater Vancouver Zoo)

Fence on wolf enclosure ‘deliberately damaged’ at Aldergrove zoo

RCMP confirm investigation ongoing after Greater Vancouver Zoo wolf escape

Greater Vancouver Zoo online image of grey wolf. The zoo website reports they have nine adults and six cubs. (Greater Vancouver Zoo)
Greater Vancouver Zoo image of grey wolf.

Wolves escape from Aldergrove’s Greater Vancouver Zoo, one still at large

BC Conservation, RCMP were on scene after escape Tuesday morning

Greater Vancouver Zoo image of grey wolf.
Laskeek Bay Conservation Society monitors black oystercatchers on Haida Gwaii. (Photo: supplied)

Scientists on Haida Gwaii find oldest black oystercatcher on record

At 27 years she’s not a spring chicken but still in good shape

Laskeek Bay Conservation Society monitors black oystercatchers on Haida Gwaii. (Photo: supplied)
A caribou calf explores the snow pile in the Central Selkirk Caribou Maternity Pen. (Photo courtesy of Amelie Mathieu, Arrow Lakes Caribou Society)

VIDEO: 13 caribou in maternity pen released into the B.C. wild

Animals born in maternity pen maintained by Arrow Lakes Caribou Society

A caribou calf explores the snow pile in the Central Selkirk Caribou Maternity Pen. (Photo courtesy of Amelie Mathieu, Arrow Lakes Caribou Society)
Cora Goodyear spotted a doe and its twin fawns strutting along Allard Crescent Friday in North Langley. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • Jul 26, 2022
Cora Goodyear spotted a doe and its twin fawns strutting along Allard Crescent Friday in North Langley. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Joel Anstett, with his dog Apollo, shows some of the injuries he suffered while fighting off a bobcat that was attacking Apollo in the back yard of their Ashcroft home on July 20. (Photo credit: Submitted)

B.C. man injured protecting dog from backyard bobcat attack

‘I think anyone else would have done the same thing’ says Joel Anstett after frightening encounter

Joel Anstett, with his dog Apollo, shows some of the injuries he suffered while fighting off a bobcat that was attacking Apollo in the back yard of their Ashcroft home on July 20. (Photo credit: Submitted)
FILE - Monarch butterflies land on branches at Monarch Grove Sanctuary in Pacific Grove, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021. On Thursday, July 21, 2022, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature said migrating monarch butterflies have moved closer to extinction in the past decade – prompting scientists to officially designate them as “endangered.” (AP Photo/Nic Coury, File)

Beloved monarch butterflies now listed as endangered

Population of monarch butterflies in North America has declined between 22% and 72% over 10 years

FILE - Monarch butterflies land on branches at Monarch Grove Sanctuary in Pacific Grove, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021. On Thursday, July 21, 2022, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature said migrating monarch butterflies have moved closer to extinction in the past decade – prompting scientists to officially designate them as “endangered.” (AP Photo/Nic Coury, File)
A black oystercatcher in south Oak Bay is pictured hunting for food between Victoria Golf Club and Kitty Islet. Waterfowl and raptors remain the wild bird groups at highest risk of avian flu, which has emerged in various species in B.C. since February. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

National avian flu outbreak launches B.C. bird feeder safety debate

BCSPCA says feeders and baths pose risk, others says chief concern is protecting poultry

A black oystercatcher in south Oak Bay is pictured hunting for food between Victoria Golf Club and Kitty Islet. Waterfowl and raptors remain the wild bird groups at highest risk of avian flu, which has emerged in various species in B.C. since February. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
Amber Medeiros was walking her dog Sage in Meadows Edge Park in Langley early in the morning of June 15, when a coyote began to stalk them. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Another dog owner reports run-in with coyote in Langley

Woman reports ‘scary’ encounter while walking pet

Amber Medeiros was walking her dog Sage in Meadows Edge Park in Langley early in the morning of June 15, when a coyote began to stalk them. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
An elephant and her calf are rescued from a deep pit in Thailand. (Associated Press/screenshot)

VIDEO: Thai elephant calf, mother rescued from deep pit

The two fell into a deep mud pit during a storm

An elephant and her calf are rescued from a deep pit in Thailand. (Associated Press/screenshot)
This black-headed grosbeak stopped for a bit of a rest in Veronique Kolisnyk’s backyard in Walnut Grove recently. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • Jul 17, 2022
This black-headed grosbeak stopped for a bit of a rest in Veronique Kolisnyk’s backyard in Walnut Grove recently. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
B.C. Conservation Officer Service (COS) is investigating two reported attacks by coyotes in two weeks in ALdergrove, the most recent on Friday, July 15. (Photo: USFWS (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) public domain)

Second coyote attack in two weeks reported in Aldergrove

B.C. Conservation Officer Service (COS) investigates

B.C. Conservation Officer Service (COS) is investigating two reported attacks by coyotes in two weeks in ALdergrove, the most recent on Friday, July 15. (Photo: USFWS (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) public domain)
Theresa McCullough discovered a family of raccoons camped out in her Langley yard, near Peterson Road Elementary, snacking on her cherry tree. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • Jul 16, 2022
Theresa McCullough discovered a family of raccoons camped out in her Langley yard, near Peterson Road Elementary, snacking on her cherry tree. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Mule deer and fawn (David Clements/Special to Langley Advance Times)

PHOTOS: Hundreds of species spotted in Langley watersheds

Everything from animals to plants and fungi were reported during the community’s latest bioblitz

  • Jul 15, 2022
Mule deer and fawn (David Clements/Special to Langley Advance Times)
A mother bear and cubs walking on a trail. (WildSafeBC/file photo)

‘Bear jams’ becoming increasingly common and more than some B.C. travellers can bear

TranBC shares strategies to avoid an unsafe ‘bear jam’ while travelling

A mother bear and cubs walking on a trail. (WildSafeBC/file photo)
Jim Orlowski and his wife discovered a muskrat gathering food during a recent walk along the river loop in Campbell Valley Regional Park. “We were there several minutes watching its antics, until we left him for some other visitors to take their turn observing his behaviour,” said Jim.

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  • Jul 13, 2022
Jim Orlowski and his wife discovered a muskrat gathering food during a recent walk along the river loop in Campbell Valley Regional Park. “We were there several minutes watching its antics, until we left him for some other visitors to take their turn observing his behaviour,” said Jim.
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